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Burial: Young Death The notoriously public-shy electronic music producer Burial may have never performed a live set, but he knows how to appease loyal fans. His latest two-track record comes as a Christmas present for those who've been waiting since...
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Sharon Jones + The Dap Kings "It's a Holiday Soul Party" LP
While Sharon Jones sadly is no longer be with us, her vast repertoire of soulful tunes remains. A new limited edition pressing of her (along with the Dap Kings, of course) "It's A Holiday Soul Party," on green vinyl, offers the ideal opportunity to...
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Justice: Fire
From French duo Justice's third LP Woman (released this month) comes the video "Fire." Taking tips directly from the album name, the Pascal Teixeira-directed video stars one of America's favorite women, Susan Sarandon, in a retro-vibed clip that channels...
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Burial: Young Death
The notoriously public-shy electronic music producer Burial may have never performed a live set, but he knows how to appease loyal fans. His latest two-track record comes as a Christmas present for those who've been waiting since 2013's EP Rival Dealer...
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Phone-Home Xylophone
Ghostly and Brandnewnoise have teamed up once again and the delightful new product appeals to children, beginners and seasoned musicians alike. The eight-key handheld Phone-Home Xylophone is more than a toy—it's a recording device that comes complete...
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Prince 4Ever
With unreleased music (including the stunning "Moonbeam Levels" which was recorded in 1982 during the 1999 sessions), a posthumous 40-track album by Prince, titled Prince 4Ever, is available on CD or mp3 now. With some of the beloved musicians most...
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Prince: Moonbeam Levels Recorded in 1982 (during the time he was making 1999), Prince's "Moonbeam Levels" was live-streamed today for the first time ever. The track is classic '80s Prince—buoyant guitars, glitzy drum machines and the beloved musician...
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Sylvan Esso: Kick Jump Twist
Sylvan Esso (aka Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn) keep experimenting with each new release, the most recent being "Kick Jump Twist," the B-side to "Radio." The track begins gently enough, but becomes frenetic at times, a facet that's offset by Meath...
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Prince: Moonbeam Levels
Recorded in 1982 (during the time he was making 1999), Prince's "Moonbeam Levels" was live-streamed today for the first time ever. The track is classic '80s Prince—buoyant guitars, glitzy drum machines and the beloved musician's dazzling vocals. From...
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Ghostly + Brandnewnoise's Phone-Home Xylophone
Ghostly and Brandnewnoise have teamed up once again and (just like their previous collaborations) the delightful new product appeals to children, beginners and seasoned musicians alike. The eight-key handheld Phone-Home Xylophone (released today...
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Compilation #1
Released on vinyl for the first time, Compilation #1 is an essential for DFA Records fans. While the album was released in the olden days (pre-iTunes) on CD, it's now available as a two-record set and features the likes of The Rapture, The Juan Maclean...
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Word of Mouth: São Miguel Island, Azores
by Ross Belfer Jettisoning across the Atlantic Ocean is a familiar experience if you’re a travel nut, but rarely do we ponder the infinite unknown—or in this case, the tiny archipelago that dots the swathe of sea in between North America and the...
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Beyonce + The Dixie Chicks: Daddy Lessons
While Beyonce's Lemonade was released back in April, earlier this month she performed "Daddy Lessons" at the CMAs with country music trio the Dixie Chicks. The performance spurred some controversy (a lot of it racist), but it was undeniably brilliant...
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Animal Collective: Mountain Game Originally recorded (but never used) for 2010's Red Dead Redemption video game, Animal Collective's "Mountain Game" throws back to their Merriweather Post Pavilion-style pop artistry. Bearing all the musical nuances...
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Gordi: 00000 Million (Bon Iver Cover)
With nothing but the sound of her voice and some reverb, Gordi—Australian singer/songwriter and Jagjaguwar-signee Sophie Payten—takes Bon Iver’s already minimalist "00000 Million" one step further in her cover version. Gordi’s husky, lower range a...
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The Landing: Stars in Motion
Brooklyn-based The Landing says he makes space-pop and considering the track "Stars in Motion"—with its glittery synths and vocals including "I want to believe"—the genre's name is pretty accurate. The tune (which just got a music video to accompany...
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Wilough (Willow Smith): November 9th
The sublime Willow Smith, working under the name Wilough, has released a song inspired by last week's election, but unlike many artists' responses, the 16-year-old's song is full of hope and beauty. Titled "November 9th," Smith's short (under two minutes...
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Leonard Cohen: Sisters of Mercy
For almost 50 years, the multi-talented songwriter, musician, poet and artist Leonard Cohen regaled the world with a sensitive, impactful artistry. Beyond touching his listeners, he would also influence generations of singers to come—many of whom took...
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The xx: On Hold
After teasing of a new record, The xx has officially announced their third LP (their first release since 2012) which will be titled I See You. The lead track from the record, "On Hold," came out today and—just like their previous offerings—is equal...
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BOYBOY: Vices
Anonymous musician BOYBOY just released a video for his third track, "Vices" and it's a stark but lovely accompaniment to the buoyant pop track. The New Zealand-born, LA-based artist is a bit of a mystery, but his gentle groove is undeniable. There...
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Mr Tophat feat. Robyn: Trust Me Robyn's latest collaboration with fellow Swede Mr Tophat is a whopping 10 minutes long, but doesn't feel like it—instead the track ebbs and flows in a manner that's entirely engaging. Mr Tophat previously remixed Robyn...
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Interview: Nouvelle Vague's Olivier Libaux
With yesterday's release of I Could Be Happy, French band Nouvelle Vague—known for over a decade because of their magical covers of classic songs—does the unexpected: they've released original music. That isn't to say their other offerings aren...
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